According to a story reported by the Modesto Bee, a woman has been seriously injured after her vehicle was struck by a milk tanker truck after she ran a red light on the morning of Monday, May 27th.
Authorities say that the accident happened at approximately 10:30 a.m. near Turlock at the intersection of East Keyes Road and Geer Road when the driver, Marie Alay, 55, was driving her 1993 Honda sedan northbound on Geer at an estimated speed of 55 miles per hour. The California Highway Patrol investigation reveals that Alay ran a red traffic signal at the intersection of Keys Road.
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Jonathan Calderon, 27, the driver of a 2016 semi-rig hauling a milk tanker was also in the intersection at the same time as Alay. Calderon unsuccessfully took evasive action to avoid hitting Alay’s car. The two vehicles collided and the milk truck overturned, spilling the contents onto the roadway.
What remained of Alay’s vehicle ended up in the eastbound lane of Keyes Road. Emergency crews arrived at the scene and spent approximately an hour before freeing Alay from the wreckage of her vehicle. She was then airlifted to Modesto to Memorial Medical Center in critical condition.
Calderon suffered only minor injuries in the crash and refused medical treatment from paramedics at the scene.
So far, CHP investigators do not believe that impairment by either drugs or alcohol was a factor in the crash.